Released May 17, 2021
WEYBURN – As the growing season begins, the City of Weyburn is reminding residents of its Water Conservation Bylaw and the everyday practices that are important for community members to make.
The purpose of Water Conservation Bylaw (2018-3388) is to manage City of Weyburn water as a sustainable resource, and to ensure that the City meets current and future demand. The City regulates and manages conservation of water through year-round water restrictions:
- Consumers are prohibited from wasting water. Wasting of water includes things like broken sprinklers, improper lawn waters (i.e. spraying onto driveways, sidewalks, etc.), watering exceeding 60 minutes, washing of driveways or private walkways and filling dugouts or other reservoirs.
- “Waterless Wednesdays” where no outside use of City water for lawn or garden watering is allowed.
- Odd numbered street addresses may water lawns and gardens on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; even numbered street addresses may water lawns and gardens on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
- Lawn and garden watering is not allowed between 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (on days watering is permitted).
The City understands residents are eager to maintain their lawns and gardens but it is important for the public to be mindful and comply with the bylaw. The City monitors water readings daily at it’s intake sources and will continue to educate its residents throughout the spring and summer months to ensure the proper management of City water.
Today, people use more water than ever before and modern technology has produced many conveniences such as automatic dishwashers, washing machines and sprinklers that make tasks easier, but are subject to more water waste. However, water conservation involves reducing water waste; it does not mean doing without.
Reducing water use will result in long-term money savings, reduces household energy consumption and helps to preserve Weyburn’s water system. Learn water conservation tips on the City’s website (www.weyburn.ca/water-conservation).